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New law averts Medicare physician payment cut through March

The Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, signed by President Barack Obama last month, prevents a Medicare payment reduction of more than 20 percent for physicians and other health care professionals. The cut was scheduled to take effect January 1. The law also provides a 0.5 percent payment increase through March 31, 2014.

The Wisconsin Medical Society and other health care organizations continue to urge Congress and President Obama to remain committed to a permanent solution that eliminates the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

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